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People using a sauna 4-7 times per week had a 61% lower risk of stroke
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People using a sauna 4-7 times per week had a 61% lower risk of stroke during an average follow-up of 14.9 years compared to people using a sauna once per week according to a study from Finland.
Other studies have found that people using a sauna 4-7 times per week had a 40% lower risk of dying and a 65% lower risk of Alzheimer’s.
Kunutsor SK, Khan H, Zaccardi F, Laukkanen T, Willeit P, and Laukkanen JA. Sauna bathing reduces the risk of stroke in Finnish men and women: A prospective cohort study. Neurology, 2018 May 29; 90(22): e1937-e1944.
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S. K. Kunutsor
National Institute for Health Research
Bristol Biomedical Research Centre
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